Works Sighted: J.K. Rowling on Donald Trump and Free Speech
When J.K. Rowling mentioned a petition to keep Donald Trump out of the United Kingdom, her audience at the PEN Literary Gala and Free Expression Awards on Monday laughed and applauded. But Ms. Rowling wasn’t there to speak in favor of the petition.
Rather, she said, “I find almost everything that Mr. Trump says objectionable. I consider him offensive and bigoted. But he has my full support to come to my country and be offensive and bigoted there. His freedom to speak protects my freedom to call him a bigot.”
Watch her comments on Mr. Trump and freedom of speech below: